21:04 – A pile of magazines!

2017-21-day-4It’s day four of this years first 21 day declutter challenge.

A few years back, I would buy a lot (a lot) of magazines every month. They were mostly interior/garden magazines, with a few technical ones thrown in. I have also been subscribing to a private economy magazine for years.

Around comes 2014 and I decided that one of the goals that year was to massively reduce the books/magazines I would buy. I did so well during 2014 that I continued in 2015 and also 2016. With the exception on the private economy magazine that I get 11 times a year, I think I have bought something like 3 maybe 4 magazines since the end of 2013.

As I love browsing through interior and garden magazines, I have kept a few of my old ones, all the ones that had good articles or was just fun to browse through for an home/garden “pick me up” 🙂

That was until a couple of day ago, when I decided it was time to let them go.  Since some of the magazines still had some valid articles/photos, I decided to keep those particular ones.

What I have done over the years (every time I clear out my magazines) is to tear out stuff I would like to keep and I collect them all in a small magazine box.

When I need a interior/garden “hit”, I will sit down with my box and look through it all. If anything in the box no longer takes my fancy, I will get rid off it. This way my tear out magazines box never fills up.

So the last few days, I’ve been going through my favorite magazines, and torn out goodies 🙂

The result?
A small pile to keep, and 58 magazines out-the door! 

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15 comments

  1. nrhatch

    Good for you, Anne. I did the same with Florida Life magazines last year ~ kept one issue and ripped out a few articles and recycled the rest of the stack.

    Our library has a spot to drop off magazines for others to use and peruse. We drop off magazines there (after cutting off our name and address)

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    • Anne Lene @ MinimalistSometimes

      Waiting rooms are also a great place to “drop off” some of our magazines, but this time around they were really old (2010-2012) and since they were mostly interior magazines you know everything in them were already outdated. So they went in the recycle bin.

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